Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on new home

Updated: May. 19, 2021 at 7:34 PM EDT
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ELKHART, Ind. (WNDU) - Wednesday night, Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County breaks ground on a new home.

The recipient is Courtney Harris. She worked at Habitat for a few years.

She just graduated from IUSB with a degree in criminal justice while working full time and raising a 6-year-old daughter.

This is part of Habitat’s Women Build initiative.

A group of volunteers will start pouring the foundation next week and hope to be done building by the end of July.

It will be a ranch style home with three bedrooms and one in a half baths.

Courtney got to be a part of the design process.

She will have to make a monthly mortgage payment at a reduced cost.

Those payments are re-invested back into the program so Habitat can build more houses.

Courtney says she is thrilled that her daughter will have a safe neighborhood to live in.

“Giving her the foundation that she needs so that she is able to grow. And then just me leading by example for her. I graduated college. I want her to do the same, [to] finish school. That just gives her stability to be here.”

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